See the best destinations in the world
We offer complete gap year packages for all the best backpacker destinations in the world. Whether you’re interested in exploring Australia, arriving in Sydney before heading off to enjoy some of the best beaches in the world as well as the vast, forbidding Outback, hopping around the incredible countries of South East Asia, from wild nights in Bangkok to wandering through sacred temples in Cambodia, or meeting iconic wildlife across Africa, there is a backpacker package containing everything you need to make it a reality. There are even packages that will take you around the entire world! Whatever your ambitions, achieving them doesn’t have to be difficult.
Everything you need in a single package
A gap year package will usually include multi-stop flights and a number of other things, which, depending on the destination, could include tours, accommodation, working holiday visas, volunteer placements, insurance, job assistance, country starter packs, and transport passes.
Every gap year package we offer is unique, but let’s take a look at a typical complete gap year to South East Asia. You could fly into Bangkok, Thailand to tour the famous Indochina Loop – Chiang Mai, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. From there you might sail the paradisiacal Thai islands, spending your time swimming in the warm, crystal clear oceans, sipping cocktails, snorkelling, and sunbathing until your heart’s content, before hitting Phuket for a wild night out or two, as well as having access to all the incredible sights of south Thailand. It’s all arranged for you. All you need to do is slather on the suntan lotion and enjoy.
Organised trips, personalised travel
Although our backpacker packages are designed to contain everything you need for the adventure of a lifetime, they are also designed to allow a great deal of flexibility so that every trip can feel unique. For a start, although we call them gap years, they don’t have to last anything like a year if you have a shorter travel window. By packaging numerous products together, we leave the option open to pick and choose what your package will include, be it adventure travel, InterRailing or jobs abroad. The itineraries listed here are suggestions, not set in stone. So you might take advantage of all the technical stuff – visas, flights, etc. – while only joining for one of the tours before having the confidence to move on and do your own thing. Different travellers will need help in different areas of their trip, and we want to make sure you can travel in a way suited to you.
Make your own
If you’ve had a look through all of StudentUniverse’s suggested itineraries listed here and still haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for, we’re more than happy to help you build the adventure perfect for you from scratch. Travel is a highly individual and personal experience, and there is no one-size fits all approach. Give them a ring on 0333 333 9923 or fill out an enquiry form below, and StudentUniverse can help you make that first step towards the most incredible experience of your life.